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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
The Telecaster® Thinline first debuted in July of 1968 and the semi-hollow design was created to produce light instruments from heavy ash. Reimagined in late ’71 around a pair of Wide-Range humbucking pickups mounted to a reshaped curvy pearloid pickguard, the souped-up second-generation Telecaster Thinline had its first full year of production in 1972. Notably, it was Fender’s first six string with humbucking pickups and the first Tele® with six adjustable bridge saddles. The American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster® Thinline reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original.
Featuring a “C”-shape hard rock maple neck, the American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster® Thinline plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. To create authentic Wide-Range humbucking pickups, we resurrected CuNiFe magnets, an essential element in recreating the sonics of the originals. Characteristic of production in 1972, this Thinline is outfitted with a convenient "Bullet" style truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism, “F” stamped tuners, 6-saddle string-through body hardtail with bent steel saddles and offered in Aged Natural, 3-Color Sunburst, and Lake Placid Blue over a semi-hollow ash body.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.
CASE/GIG BAG: Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
NECK MATERIAL1-Piece Maple
NECK FINISHGloss Polyurethane
NECK SHAPE1972 "C"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS7.25" (184.1 mm)
POSITION INLAYSBlack Dot
NUMBER OF FRETS21
TRUSS RODBullet Style
TRUSS ROD NUTBullet Style
NUT WIDTH1.650" (42 mm)
BODY FINISHGloss Polyurethane
BRIDGEPure Vintage 6-Saddle String-Through Body Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECEIncludes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING3-Screw Vintage-Style Hard-Tail
PICKGUARD4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
CONTROL KNOBSKnurled Flat-Top
SWITCH TIPTop Hat Style, Black
TUNING MACHINESPure Vintage Fender® “F” Stamped
STRINGSFender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
NECK PLATE3-Bolt “F” Stamped with Micro-Tilt™, Serialized
BRIDGE PICKUPAuthentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking
NECK PICKUPAuthentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking
CONTROLSMaster Volume, Master Tone
SWITCHING3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup